Animal Farm– Prices Estimate
“Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No concern, now, what had actually occurred to the faces of
the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from male to pig, and from pig to man again; but currently it
was impossible to say which was which.” quotes with page number– Pg 84, Chap 10
* Demonstrates how transformation ultmately amounted to absolutely nothing.
“Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never ever rather got her figure back after her fourth foal.”
“Fighter was an enormous monster, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any 2 common horses put together. A white stripe down his nose provided him a somewhat dumb look, and in truth he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.” Pg 3 & & 4, Chap 1
* Describes the working class peasants.
“The two horses had simply lain down when a brood of ducklings, which had lost their mom, filed into the barn, cheeping feebly and roaming from side to side to find some place where they would not be trodden on. Clover made a sort of wall round them with her great foreleg, and the ducklings nestled down inside it and immediately fell asleep.” Pg 4, Chap 1
* Reveals the generosity and compassion of the working class
“Now, pals, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are unpleasant, laborious, and brief. We are born, we are provided just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are
capable of it are required to work to the last atom of our strength.” Pg 4, Chap 1– Old Major
* Shows the conditions before the Transformation
“To that horror we all need to come– cows, pigs, hens, sheep,
everyone. Even the horses and the dogs have no much better fate. You, Boxer, the very day that those terrific muscles of yours lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker, who will cut your throat and boil you down for the foxhounds. As for the dogs, when they age and toothless, Jones ties a brick round their necks and drowns them in the closest pond.” Pg 5 & & 6, Chap 1– Old Major
* Shows what happens when the animals lose the ability to work
“Whatever goes upon two legs is an opponent. Whatever goes upon 4 legs, or has wings, is a buddy.” Pg 7, Chap 1– Old Significant
* Shows the earliest resolution made by the animals. This were later damaged by Napoleon and the pigs.
“All animals are equivalent.” Pg 8, Chap 1– Old Major
* Summarises the general spirt/rules of Animalism
‘Beasts of England’ Pg 8, Chap 1
* Tune of the Revolution
“Napoleon was a big, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for
getting his own way.” Pg 10, Chap 2
* Explains Napoleon
“Snowball was a more active pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more innovative, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.” Pg 10, Chap 2
* Explains Snowball
“The best understood among them was a small fat pig called Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble motions, and a screeching voice.
He was a brilliant talker, and when he was arguing some hard point he had a way of avoiding from side to side and blending his tail which was somehow really persuasive. The others stated of Squealer that he might turn black into white.” quotes with page number– Pg 10, Chap 2
* Describes Squealer
“The pigs had an even harder battle to neutralize the lies put about by Moses, the tame raven. Moses, who was Mr. Jones’s special animal, was a spy and a tale-bearer, however he was also a smart talker. He declared to know of the presence of a strange country called Sugarcandy Mountain, to which all animals went when they died.” Pg 11, Chap 2
* Describes the fights the pigs faced by external sources and to encourage the basic population about Animalism
“The pig’s most faithful disciples were the two cart-horses, Boxer and Clover. These two had fantastic trouble in thinking anything out for themselves, but having as soon as accepted the pigs as their teachers, they absorbed whatever that they were told, and passed it on to the other animals by easy arguments.” Pg 12, Chap 2
* States the gullibility of the working class
“Therefore, almost before they understood what was occurring, the Disobedience had actually been successfully carried through: Jones was expelled, and the Manor Farm was theirs.” Pg 14, Chap 2
* Demonstrates how quickly the scale of power/control tipped from human to animals. By the conclusion of the book it would have tipped back to human again.
THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS
Whatever goes upon 2 legs is an enemy.
Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a buddy.
No animal will wear clothes.
No animal shall oversleep a bed.
No animal shall consume alcohol.
No animal shall eliminate any other animal.
All animals are equal. Pg 15, Chap 2
* The earliest guidelines passed by the animals after the expulsion of Jones
“So the animals trooped down to the hayfield to start the harvest, and when they came back in the evening it was noticed that the milk had disappeared.”
* The pigs had actually taken the milk and conveniently ‘forgotten’ to inform the other animals
“The pigs did not really work, but directed and supervised the others. With their exceptional knowledge it was natural that they should presume the leadership.” Pg 18, Chap 3
* The animals were complaining about how the people never did any work yet they do not make a remark when the pigs do not work because the pigs made it seem like they are doing the most work
“After much idea Snowball stated that the 7 Rules could in impact be reduced to a single maxim, namely: “Four legs great, 2 legs bad.” This, he said, contained the essential concept of Animalism.”
Pg 24, Chap 3
* Demonstrates how Snowball’s heart was in the ideal place but, without understanding, he had already manipulated the guidelines.
Squealer was sent to make the needed explanations to the others.
“Associates!” he wept. “You do not picture, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and advantage? A lot of us really dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to maintain our health. Milk and apples (this has actually been shown by Science, comrades) consist of substances definitely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The entire management and organisation of this farm depend on us.
Day and night we are monitoring your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we consume that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would occur if we pigs failed in our task? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would return! Definitely, associates,” wept Squealer practically pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his tail, “certainly there is nobody among you who wants to see Jones return?” Pg 24 & & 25, Chap 3
* Demonstrates how currently the pigs had privileges and rights unprecedented by the others.
* Also shows how the other animals permitted themselves to be fooled by big words and the illusion that this was being provided for them.
“He is dead,” said Boxer sorrowfully. “I had no intention of doing that. I forgot that I was wearing iron shoes. Who will believe that I did refrain from doing this on purpose?”
“No sentimentality, pal!” cried Snowball from whose injuries the blood was still dripping. “War is war. The just excellent person is a dead one.”
“I have no wish to take life, not even human life,” duplicated Fighter, and his eyes were full of tears. Pg 27 & & 28, Chap 4
* Shows how (in the beginning) the pigs were strongly against any human interaction.
“It had happened accepted that the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, must decide all questions of farm policy, though their decisions needed to be ratified by a majority vote. This arrangement would have worked all right if it had not been for the disagreements between Snowball and Napoleon.
These two disagreed at every point where difference was possible. If one of them recommended sowing a larger acreage with barley, the other was particular to require a larger acreage of oats, and if one of them stated that such and such a field was ideal for cabbages, the other would state that it was useless for anything except roots.” Pg 29, Chap 4
* Shows how the pigs already had control over the fate’s of the other animals.
* Also demonstrates how bitter the competition between Napoleon and Snowball was and the events that happened up to the expulsion of Snowball.
“Associates,” he stated quietly, “do you know who is responsible for this? Do you know the enemy who has can be found in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!” Pg 44, Chap 6
* Demonstrates how Napoleon started to associate all failures and misfortunes to Snowball to make the animals believe that Snowball was an unseen hazard, that was the cause of all their troubles.
“I do not understand it. I would not have thought that such things might take place on our farm. It should be due to some fault in ourselves. The service, as I see it, is to work harder. From now onwards I will get up a complete hour earlier in the early mornings.” Pg 53, Chap 7
* Reveals the naivety of the working class by Fighter thinking that him getting up an hour earlier and working harder would stop the scenes of horrendous murder.
* Likewise demonstrates how the working class thought that everything failing was due to them getting things incorrect.
So ‘Monsters of England’ was heard no more. In its location Minimus, the poet, had composed another tune which began:
Animal Farm, Animal Farm,
Never ever through me shalt thou concern hurt! Pg 54, Chap 7
* Shows how the pigs started to control every aspect of the other animals lives by managing what the animals heard and therefore had a direct hand in what they believed.
“A few days later on, when the terror brought on by the executions had died down, a few of the animals remembered– or believed they remembered– that the Sixth Commandment decreed “No animal shall kill any other animal.” And though nobody cared to mention it in the hearing of the pigs or the pets, it was felt that the killings which had actually happened did not square with this. Clover asked Benjamin to read her the Sixth Rule, and when Benjamin, as normal, said that he declined to meddle in such matters, she brought Muriel. Muriel checked out the Commandment for her. It ran: “No animal shall eliminate any other animal WITHOUT CAUSE.” Somehow or other, the last two words had slipped out of the animals’ memory.” Pg 55, Chap 8
* Shows how the pigs were now throwing the guideline book in the bin and had total control over what the other animals and likewise the human beings outside heard, saw and believed.
Napoleon was now never mentioned just as “Napoleon.” He was constantly described in formal design as “our Leader, Pal Napoleon,” and this pigs liked to create for him such titles as Father of All Animals, Horror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheep-fold, Ducklings’ Pal, and so on. Pg 56, Chap 8
* Demonstrates how Napoleon had more benefits then even the other pigs and how Napoleon made everybody, including his fellow pigs, praise him as if he were a god.
The animals now likewise found out that
Snowball had never– as much of them had actually thought hitherto– received the order of “Animal Hero, First Class.” This was merely a legend which had actually been spread out a long time after the Battle of the Cowshed by Snowball himself. So far from being decorated, he had been censured for showing cowardice in the fight. As soon as again a few of the animals heard this with a certain confusion, but Squealer was soon able to encourage them that their memories had actually been at fault. Pg 59, Chap 8
* Shows how Squealer was the primary pig that was sent to convince the animals that they were the ones at fault.
* Likewise demonstrates how Napoleon utilizes the animals inability to bear in mind particular details to his advantage.
Napoleon himself, participated in by his pets and his cockerel, came down to check the completed work; he personally congratulated the animals on their accomplishment, and revealed that the mill would be called Napoleon Mill. Quotes with page number– Pg 59, Chap 8
* Demonstrates how Napoleon in some way, shape or type will constantly find a way to take credit for the animal’s accomplishments.